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5 Popular Indian CEOs in the USA Leading the Businesses

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It feels great for every Indian whenever we hear or get to know that Indians are becoming CEOs abroad, in foreign countries. And this is enough proof that India is not lacking in talent or potential, what India or Indians are lacking in is opportunities and scope to do something big. And this, I think, is the reason why our countrymen leave the country after completing their education or to pursue their further studies.

In India, people are completing their education but they are not able to find any job after that. They (youths) find themselves lost, confused, and in blue after graduating from college or university – because there are very less jobs available in the country. And so they, having no other option left, go to foreign countries and get a chance to prove their talent there and make it big. And they succeed to do it, they succeed to demonstrate their talent at full potential and end up becoming CEOs of some of the top companies on the globe.

Here, we are going to explore such personalities who make India proud with their success. We are going to learn about 5 popular Indian CEOs in the USA leading the business. Continue reading this till the end and know about those CEOs.

#1. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet Inc. and Google

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Sundar Pichai CEO of Alphabet INC at Google | Credit Image: Channai Mames

Sundar Pichai graduated from IIT-Kharagpur and became the Chief Executive Officer of the tech giant, Google and Alphabet Inc., in 2015 and 2020, respectively.

He has also led the project management efforts for the development of Google Chrome and Chrome OS. Along with Google Chrome, he was also responsible for developing Google Drive.

By becoming the CEO of Google, Sundar replaced Google’s co-founder Larry Page.

#2. Parag Agarwal, CEO of Twitter

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Parag-Agarwal,-CEO-of-Twitter | Credit Image: Indian Express.com

Parag Agarwal is one of the recent additions to the list of popular Indian CEOs in the USA leading businesses. Replacing Jack Dorsey, Parag became the CEO of Twitter on the 29th of November 2021.

Earlier, at Twitter, he served as the chief technical officer (CTO) since 2017, he became the CTO 6 years after his joining Twitter.

Also, while he was studying at Stanford, Parag has done research internships for Microsoft, Yahoo!, and AT&T Labs.

#3. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

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Satya-Nadella,-CEO-of-Microsoft | Credit Image: CNBC.com

In the year 1992, Satya Nadella joined Microsoft as a young engineer, spearheading the early versions of Microsoft Office, Xbox Live, and the Azure Cloud Platform.

In 2014, Satya has become the CEO of Microsoft, post which he introduced hackathons. When he has become the CEO of Microsoft, he also became one of the influential Indian-origin CEOs.

Furthermore, Microsoft acquired GitHub, LinkedIn, and Mojang under the management of Satya Nadella.

#4. Amrapali Gan, CEO of OnlyFans

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Amrapali-Gan,-CEO-of-OnlyFans | Credit Image: Shiksha News

Amrapali Gan joined OnlyFans, which is a London-based content subscription service, as a chief marketing and communications officer, and in December 2021, she has become the CEO of OnlyFans after succeeding Tom Stokely who was the founding CEO of the company.

Earlier to becoming the CEO of OnlyFans, she worked with Red Bull and Quest Nutrition.

#5. Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe Systems

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Shantanu-Narayen,-CEO-of-Adobe-Systems | Credit Image: Chai Bisket

Before becoming the CEO of Adobe Systems in 2017, Shantanu Narayen was serving as the company’s president and COO.

After becoming the CEO of the company, Shantanu led Adobe Systems in such a way that it has become a Fortune 400 company in 2018, and the company was also ranked no. 13 on Forbes’ Most Innovative Companies list in the same year, i.e. 2018.

Conclusion

Above were the names of 5 popular Indian CEOs in the USA who are leading businesses there, does it not feels great to know that some of the top companies in the world are led by Indians?

It is the lack of opportunities and scope that makes our countrymen leave the country to make a living in some foreign countries, if they could have been provided with enough scope and opportunities in India only, they would not leave the country to prove themselves and their talents.

And with this food for thought, I hope you enjoyed reading it and this article will make you think about some serious things.

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